1641 N Morton Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90026
Morton Village is a small lot development in Echo Park, completed in 2015 by developers Van Daele Homes and Fifteen Group. Morton Village is similar to its nearby small lot developments 36 on Echo, which came a few years earlier in 2012, and also recently finished SL70. Morton Village consists of 15 new construction detached townhouses with rooftop decks, and three restored 1900’s bungalows. Both entrances to the development have electronic gates. Morton Village owners enjoy excellent walkability, great floorplan flow, high quality contemporary finishes, and beautiful downtown skyline and rolling hill views.
Located near the intersection of Morton and Echo Park Avenue, there is a small commercial building which is the heart of the community. The main watering whole is Chango, which serves coffee and pastries. Travel down echo Park Blvd to Sunset and there is a host of restaurants and bars to choose from. Insider tip: there is a taco truck that sets up in the Walgreens parking lot each night if you have a late night craving for carne, pollo, or carnitas. Being in Echo Park, Elysian Park and Dodger stadium are nearby. I know residents who like to stay fit by hiking the stairs and running the trails in Elysian Park. Sunset Junction is a bit of a trek but still within reach. Some of my favorite bars in the neighbood are the Thirsty Crow, 4100 Bar, El Prado, and the Echoplex.
Townhouses: There are four floor plans for the townhouses (A1, A2, B, C) See Brochure link above. A1,A2, and B are 2Br/2.5 Bath ~1,500 – 1,600 sqft. Original Prices for these range from $800,000 to $900,000. C floor plans are a bit larger but have a weird layout. One big plus of these townhouses is the two car attached garage. Believe it or not, in Echo Park, there are a decent number of houses that have no parking at all, and street parking can be very challenging because there are quite a few apartment buildings in the neighborhood which means a lot of cars parking on the street. One of the developer upgrades available is a bike rack, and yes there is room to store bikes in the garage also. I like the 8 ft entry doors that create a dramatic entrance. The standard size for an entry door is 80 inches or about 6.5 Ft so these taller doors definitely create a grander entry.
Going upstairs from the ground level you enter the main living area on the second floor with an open floor plan concept.
The Kitchen counter tops are all Quartz, and the kitchen has a huge island that can substitute for your Dinning Room table if you don’t cook that much, otherwise there is a huge Living Room/dining room area that has plenty of space for a 6 person dinning table. The European style Cabinets in the kitchen really accent the space. All the appliances in the kitchen are Bosch stainless steel. There is a guest bathroom, plus a balcony off the living room that complete this level.
Upstairs on the third level is the 2 bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Bedrooms are carpeted with berber. The master bedroom is 12′ x 14′ and has a walkin closet and m and the laundry room is on this level.
Up from there is a huge 20 ft x 30 ft rooftop deck perfect for hanging out and enjoying the view or having a BBQ. The homes have a tankless water heater.
Bungalows: The bungalows are a lot smaller then the townhouses, they range in size from 600-700 sqft and are 1br/1 ba but have a little yard. Prices for these range from 500K-600K. You may think they look a bit odd- the developer promised to preserve these historical bungalows which is why they weren’t torn down. Instead they were remodeled completely.
No Common area amenities, which translates into a very low maintenance fee. There are 6 Guest parking spaces.
Home Owners Association
There is no HOA since these properties are houses, however there is a maintance fee of $200/mo to maintain the drive way and electronic gates. Its important to remember that you are responsible for the maintenance on your home.